Definition of voyage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvoiij/


A long journey involving travel by sea or in space: a six-year voyage to Jupiter figurative writing a biography is a voyage of discovery
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  • Long distance travel, voyages and journeys that take us to an unfamiliar environment.
  • Traveling by steamships, voyages lasted anywhere between seven days to a month.
  • The island is much the same way as it was when James Cook sailed by on his way home from his voyage of discovery in 1770.
journey, trip, expedition, excursion, tour;
hike, trek, travels;
pilgrimage, quest, crusade, odyssey;
cruise, passage, flight, drive, road trip


[no object]
1Go on a long journey, typically by sea or in space: he has voyaged through places like Venezuela and Peru
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  • We elected not to fly back to the UK - instead, we voyaged up the African coast and through the Suez Canal by Polish cargo ship.
  • It was a central paradox of Arbus's strongest years, however, that the pursuit of the authentic did not necessarily voyage toward sanity.
  • However much a skipper may gripe, maintenance is as much a part of boating as voyaging itself - and (if the truth be told) as enjoyable.
1.1 [with object] archaic Sail over or along (a sea or river).
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  • The Queen Mary 2 is definitely a luxuriant vessel upon which to voyage the Atlantic ocean.
travel, journey, tour, globe-trot;
sail, steam, cruise, fly, drive
informal gallivant
archaic peregrinate



( archaic)


Pronunciation: /ˈvoi(i)jər/
Example sentences
  • Visitors can learn about the volcanic birth of the Hawaiian Islands and the adventures of the early Polynesian voyagers, European explorers and whalers.
  • The adventurer and businessman was one of 705 people who survived the disaster in 1912, after the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, killing 1,500 voyagers.
  • After some delays and disputes, the voyagers regrouped at Plymouth aboard the 180-ton Mayflower.


Middle English (as a noun denoting a journey): from Old French voiage, from Latin viaticum 'provisions for a journey' (in late Latin 'journey').

  • Voyage was first used for a journey by sea or by land. It is from Old French voiage, from Latin viaticum initially meaning ‘provisions for a journey’ and, in late Latin, ‘journey’.

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Syllabification: voy·age

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